Lucy believes in the power of globally connected teaching and learning.
In 2006, Lucy had the opportunity to travel with members of the Apple Distinguished Educator program to Berlin and Prague for ten days. During this trip, she and her colleagues created digital media artifacts and developed a global awareness curriculum that was eventually published in the Apple Learning Interchange. At the time, Lucy wondered why more teachers were not fully leveraging technology to connect their classrooms to the world; technology had developed to make real-time classroom connections possible yet many educators needed support to do so.
Inspired by Steve Hargadon's social network for educators, Classroom 2.0, Lucy started a network for teachers and organizations to share and learn from one another. A few years later in 2010, she joined forces with Hargadon to launch a virtual conference focused on globally connected teaching and learning. Today, this conference has run for eight years, and the Global Education Conference Network is comprised of over 25,000 members from 180 countries.
In addition to running the GEC and associated GlobalEd Events, Lucy also enjoys supporting schools with efforts to go global. She often presents at conferences on the role of technology in global education and recently has been co-leading workshops on designing for global experience using design thinking methodology.
A frequent traveler within the US with her family, Lucy has traveled to work with educators in Singapore and China. Additionally, she has several attended education conferences abroad and will be presenting at a convening in Mumbai in February 2018.